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Old 05-26-2004, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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404 pinion angle

I need to know what the pinion angle is the 404's I did a search and could not find it and I thought that I had read something about it before. Do I just set it up so that the portal box is straight up and down (0*)and where ever the pinion end's up is the pinion angle? Thanks
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Old 05-27-2004, 10:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, I guess this shoudl be answered. Unimogs have tourque tubes. This means that the pinion is fixed to the t-case output with a long tube. If you already knew this, then you should also be able to realize, that all bets are off with a MOG axle under something other than a MOG. Your best bet is to get proper caster, and live with the pinion where it lies. Try about 0-4degrees back
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Old 06-01-2004, 04:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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all bet's are not off there is $hit load off rig's with 404's under them.
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Old 06-01-2004, 06:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Set it so that your castor is at 2* and leave it. Your pinion angle will be determined by the portals. I strait line from the axle centerline to the wheel centerline to the ground will give you your pinion angle. I am not sure what that would be. There was a topic on this about 6 months ago started by WOLF359 I believe. Search his name and you should find it...

Actually here is it...

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...t=pinion+angle
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thanks sapper that is what I was trying ask but did not word it right Thanks
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Old 06-03-2004, 07:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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many people just "
put it where it fits", especially in a rockbuggy that will never see high speed use.

our rear is sitting at about 25 degrees, with an utterly stupid castor angle (like neg 10 degrees), and our front is a little better at 15 degrees. since its all hydraulic steering, and a comp buggy, were not overly worried about it.

if i were building a trail rig, id try to get the pinions much flatter.
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Set it so that your castor is at 2* and leave it. Your pinion angle will be determined by the portals. I strait line from the axle centerline to the wheel centerline to the ground will give you your pinion angle. I am not sure what that would be. There was a topic on this about 6 months ago started by WOLF359 I believe. Search his name and you should find it...

Actually here is it...

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...t=pinion+angle

Uhh, I coulda sworn thats the same thing i said.
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